Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Top Ten Valentines for the Crafty

Whether your a craft-aholic with some serious crafting skills or your a novice who likes to keep things easy, we've got something on the list for you.  (We've assigned a skill level ranking of 1-10 with 1 being the easiest and 10 being the most difficult)

1. Valentine Mailbox:  This darling box has great direction prepared by Jin.  See them here.

2. Valentine Fortune Cookies:  Use our pre-made Valentine wishes to make these simple paper fortune cookies or create your own.

3. Pencil Arrows:  Turn a pencil into cupid's arrow

4. Lockets of Love: Heart-shaped labels, photo cases, charms, keys, borders and more.  There is so much to make from this beautiful collection from Sheri McCulley!
5.  Nancy Kubo's Valentine's Days:  This graphic set by Nancy is "flying off the shelf" so to speak. We've got a couple ideas using this great product.  Joanna uses her Pazzle machine and it's awesome optical eye to make this darling frog slider card.

Jin went to town and used her Silhouette Cameo and it's ability to print-and-cut to make these adorable buttons:
Skill level: 6 (only a 3 if you cut w/ scissors)
Supplies needed: Printer, Paper, Cutting Machine, Nancy Kubo's Valentine's Days Graphic Files, Button Machine

6. Conversation Projects:  These bright conversation hearts make simply beautiful Valentines.  See Jin's examples here.  If you have a cutting machine, these are on the easy side as they have very  with very few layers they assemble quickly.
Skill level: 3-4
Supplies needed: Paper, Cutting Machine, Conversations Files from LD

7. The Squawk Box Collection:  This collection has elements for all skill levels.  Simply print the cards like Jin from Under a Cherry Tree for a really easy project.
Skill set: 1
Supplies needed: Printer and paper, Squawk Box Kiddy Valentine Cards
Or get more involved and make a box like Joanna has.  This is a little more time consuming but worth the effort.
Skill level: 6-7
Supplies needed: Paper, Cutting Machine, Squawk Box Cut Files

8. Wee are the World Valentinies from Sheri McCulley: These are darling and easy! Just print and trim with scissors or a paper cutter.  See all Sheri's projects here.
Skill Level: 1
Supplies needed: Printer, Scissors, Sheri's Valentiny Files

9. Eat Your Heart Out: This new collection has all your food puns covered and makes for the most simplistic but well-appreciated Valentines!  
Skill level: 1-2
Supplies needed: Printer, paper, snacks, Eat Your Heart Out Graphic Set

10. Hugs:  If you have a cutting machine this is a great new product that gives you a fast Valentine project.  Simply cut the file and add a little candy between the arms (hence the name "hugs").  Most the files in this set are only one layer so they go together quickly!
Skill level: 2
Supplies needed: Paper cutter, Paper, Candy

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